All photos © Alison M. Jones This week's blog in our series on Wild and Scenic Rivers focuses on the Crooked, Metolius and McKenzie Rivers - three Oregon tributaries to the Lower Columbia River. All three were added simultaneously to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System on Oct. 28, 1988. NWNL documented these tributaries in … Continue reading Wild and Scenic Rivers: Three Columbia Tributaries
Wild and Scenic River: Missouri River
The Missouri River is the longest U.S. river - longer even than the Mississippi River into which it flows. Two sections of the Missouri River that flow between Nebraska and South Dakota have been protected from development under the Wild and Scenic River Act, established in 1968. Fifty-nine miles were added on November 10, 1978, and … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River: Missouri River
Grass is #1 US crop and is very water-dependent
Using satellite imagery, NASA's Christina Milesi has been studying the impact of lawns on America's fresh water resources. Research indicates there's at least 3 times more surface area of lawns in the U.S. than irrigated corn, making it the largest irrigated crop. How do lawns hurt the environment? • fertilizers run off into drains, contaminating drinking … Continue reading Grass is #1 US crop and is very water-dependent
"These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession." ~ Claude Monet Click on photos to enlarge. All images © Alison M. Jones.